By Victoria Alexander
"Everyone understands that an Effington consistently will get her method ... yet this time it's not likely to be easy!
Lady Elizabeth Effington easily couldn't definitely suppose the enjoyment of the Christmas season. Ten years had handed seeing that she had boldly declared her love for Sir Nicholas Collingsworth. He rebuffed her and got down to search his fortunes, whereas Elizabeth was once left a lady scorned. Now, she discovers in horror that the inheritance she's controlled superbly used to be by no means hers to manage. No, strength over her funds lay within the arms of the final guy she ever desires to see back: Nicholas!
But working Elizabeth's lifestyles isn't a part of Nick's plans. He's intrigued while he discovers that the frivolous and flighty woman he as soon as knew has become a stunning and able lady. Nick vows to woo and win her, and whereas she turns out unmoved via his fervent seduction, he swears he'll now not leisure till she accepts that almost all priceless present of all the present of love.
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He smiled. ” She blinked again. ” He laughed. “Because I wanted to,” he said. “I would be daft not to. ” Charlotte shook her head. “No,” she said. “I mean . . yes. I . . I do not . . ” He chuckled, and she met his gaze. “I should slap you,” she said. “I would prefer if you did not,” Kenley said. A loud rattling, the sudden, heavy falling of hoofbeats startled her, and Charlotte turned, her eyes flown wide as grooms drove a carriage toward them, heading for the front of the house. Two more followed almost immediately, and for the first time, Charlotte took notice of the quality of daylight, and the hour this surely indicated.
He jumped, startled from his thoughts. When he saw Charlotte, he smiled, seeming surprised to see her, but pleased nonetheless. “Miss Engle,” he said, lowering his face in courteous deference. 55 HIGHWAYMAN LOVER “I did not mean to startle you,” she said, and he laughed quietly. “Quite all right,” he said. He tapped his fingertip against his brow. “Tending my own garden, that is all. ” The servant returned, presenting him with his coat and hat. Charlotte watched him shrug his way into the navy-blue greatcoat, and press a penny against the boy’s palm in thanks.
He let me keep it,” she said quietly. “Grandmother’s brooch. In the end, he tied my hands to the wheel--loosely, so I could squirm free without much work--and he draped his coat over me to hide the pin against my stomacher. He said, ‘do not 36 SARA REINKE tell them,’ and that was all. It was . . ” “I would assume James Houghton’s secondhand recounting of events is inaccurate, to learn of this,” Reilly said, and Charlotte laughed. “Mr. Cheadle has a remarkable memory for a man who spent most of the robbery trussed and fainted dead away,” she said.